Shopping King Louis

Shopping King Louis (2016)

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A life of privilege can be a lonely one. Kang Ji Seong is the only chaebol heir to his grandmother’s conglomerate after his parents died in a tragic accident when he was a child. Raised by his overprotective grandmother, he lived as “Louie” in France, sheltered from life with no real friends. Louie tries to fill his emotional void by traveling all over the world and spending money without any care as read moreto what he is buying. When Louie returns to Korea to the bustling city of Seoul, he gets into an accident and loses his memory, leaving him with no knowledge of who he is or where he lives! But Louie meets Go Bok Shil, a sweet young woman who came to the city from a rural town to try to make something of herself, and she takes him into her home. Cha Joong Won, a department director for Louie’s grandmother, sees the young heir as a threat to his career while also falling for Bok Shil. Can Bok Shil help Louie return to his rightful place in life?

  • Native title:

    쇼핑왕 루이
  • Also Known as:

    Syopingwang Rui; Shopping King Louie; Shopaholic Louie

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Nov 11, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Delicious dark chocolate is what Shopping King Louie is to me. Initially, I was thinking this was cotton candy cute but one can become sick of cotton candy quickly. The cuteness in SKL grows on you, episode by episode, and you will never get sick of it because it's just so well done!

The story seems simple and full of tropes: amnesia, chaebols, cinderella-like characters, car crashes, etc. but none of them read more felt melodramatic at all-especially when those cliches would usually spell out melodrama in other dramas. The drama's anchor is on the chemistry between Seo In Guk and Nam Ji Hyun and the drama knows its strengths so it focuses on that. The progression of their relationship is organic, genuine, honest, and just full of cuteness! The story isn't fast in the sense that things are always happening but the continuous character growth in the relationships is what will keep you watching. You become invested in all the characters and grow to love them- all of them. That was the draw for me.

I love this drama and its Cinderella feel. It's such an easy watch but not boring- and that's so hard to achieve, having light cuteness that's balanced by heartfelt moments

I really liked the OST especially Tiger Moth by Monsta;it's still playing on repeat.

I recommend SKL, completely if you like:
-cuteness overload, in a good way
-a well-done rom-com (actually hilarious and romantic at the same time)
-no melodrama because the writer defies all the cliches you think will happen

Shopping King Louis is one of the most pure, innocent, and heart-warming dramas I've watched in a long time. I sincerely recommend this to y'all especially if you need a little bit of Louis to lift up your spirits!
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Nov 11, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Who has finally a favorite drama this 2016????? YES! Shopping king louie is so far the best drama to me until the date. Yeah, maybe I'm exaggerating? Probably. I needed a drama like this? Absolutely.
Pure ! They are so pure… I just wanna hug all these pure souls and no leave them go never!!

Lets go to start:
- Plot : Something new without introducing new things to the romcom (Yeah read more it sounds so twisted)
- Cast: ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. The leads are so extra and pure that I can't say nothing more.
- Drama itself: It had the perfect amount of love, comedy and good acting.
- Music and effects: SO CUTE AND FUNNY!

If you wanna spend a good moment watching a drama, buy this! Yeah, spend all your time and hours watching them. Embrace the cuteness of Seo in Guk (what a gem, is this puppy even real?)

Con: mmmmmm maybe the drama topic tips? But Bah you almost don't realize it and I gave up trying to find dramas who delete these topics.

If you wanna find yourself smiling when some of these characters are smiling, this will be your drama.
Have a good time queens and kings of shopping.
See ya!
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In both dramas:
-The male lead has lost memory and is taken care of by a girl, their family think they are dead.
- Both male leads are kind and cute.
- Good chemestry for the main couple.
- The male leads are from rich families.
-The female lead loses someone of her family she loves at the beginning.
-The female lead is much stronger than she seems at first sight.
-There is someone who wants the male lead to disappear because he wants to take his position in the company.
-The supporting characters are interesting and appealing.
-The female lead ends up working at the male lead's firm.

Points of divergence:
- In SKL, the guy loses the memory once whereas in STLDFM, the guy loses his memory twice, and falls for the female lead once again.
-In STLDFM, the second male lead falls hard for the female lead, whereas in SKL, the love triangle is less highlighted.
-In SKL, the couple is more childish and it is a comedy with a light storyline.
-In STLDFM, the story is more tragic, the storyline is heavier than in SKL but there are still some comedy elements.

I loved STLDFM better because of the casting (Eugene and Ji Sung fan) and the storyline. We really felt the love all along this drama. (I am a bit sad to know that later on he married the girl playing the female rival of Eugene, and not Eugen herself????) Both dramas are good even though STLDFM is older, but in my opinion old dramas are the best because modern dramas lack something older dramas had. If you want a light drama, watch SKL, if you want to witness the birth of a "once in a lifetime and strong love" conquering all, watch STLDFM.
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Both are about office life. There is no one-note villain who does all the bad things; instead both shows are filled with characters who are inherently good that somehow wind up in bad situations and try to make the best of it.
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    MinaVIP Nov 24, 2016

    Btw what happeend to In Sung and MaRi? did they get together in the end? D'X

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    MinaVIP Nov 24, 2016

    OMG the meaning behind Koboshi!!!! I freaking wanted to cry. So genius <3

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    MysticLullaby Nov 23, 2016

    Quite possibly the FUNNIEST thing I have ever seen, omg, this drama was crazy and I loved it. Loved the characters and script and YAS the ost, I loved hearing all the old music and points for playing GD also <3

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    ManishaSingh Nov 23, 2016

    This is the most adorable drama EVEERRR

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    Mary28 Nov 21, 2016

    I keep missing this drama. I have to say this one of the best romcom I've watched in a long time. They were just so cute and perfect.

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    angelicamaullion Nov 20, 2016 - edited

    Waaaa. Am I the only who doesn't like this drama? The comments and reviews are all good. I really tried my best to like this drama but IDK, I couldn't. I'm on episode 6 and planning to drop this already. I love Seo in Guk in Reply 1997 . I've watched him also in I Remember You. He's good. IDK, maybe I don't like him in this drama because he's so immature and very dependent to Nam Ji Hyun. He's supposed to protect the girl but it's always her that's protecting him. I think, I don't like that.. Well, that's only my opinion. I guess, the drama/story is good (I've already done forwarding haha) but it's just not my type. Well, we do have different taste in dramas right?

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      angelicamaullion Nov 21, 2016

      I really wanted to finish this drama. I tried. That's why I reached ep 6 though it doesn't give me feels like other drama does. After watching one ep, I didn't crave for the next ep. It didn't get me excited. I don't know. I also know that Louie gets better after that but he still has this baby-like image that is not normal for a 25-yr old lad. Bok Shil is just too patient when Louie is doing some annoying things which for me seems unrealistic. Some scenes are OA for me, As I've said on my comment, I know that Shopping King Louie has a good plot since I've done some forwarding. I've seen Louie doing sweet things w/o Bok Shil's knowing. It's refreshing and the casts are likable also.. It's just that... It's just not my type. I guess </3... I haven't watched K2 so I can't comment with that.. And LOTB, it's just SOSO for me. :)

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      kpopmylife Nov 21, 2016

      That is right my dear. Nobody is perfect. That is why god found partner for us to complete us. Bokshil's forgiveness, her kind heart. Louis's innocence, careness for bokshil and others. They completed each other..... Not all man must be strong being the knight in shining armour for a girl.... yuckss so cheesy. It is sometimws enough only to be with her, giving support,smiling and holding hands together to overcome obstacles :') i want a louie for me and i want to always be kind to others like bok shil :)

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      noor mahmuda Nov 22, 2016

      I can understand :) it is okay not to like a drama. I was just giving my opinion :)

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      flarofl Nov 25, 2016

      I totally think the same with you . I dropped this on eps 6 too haha

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      angelicamaullion Nov 27, 2016

      Ohh. It's nice to know that someone has same opinion as mine :)

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    harukae Nov 20, 2016

    One total feel-good drama ! Happy vibes only, good moral ->> always be kind and nice to people, for the sake of being nice and kind to people
    I was originally not planning on giving this an 8 but it's definitely worth more than a 7.5, just for the giddy and warm feels it gives you. The plot isn't extraordinary and there are many clichés and things you'd expect in a kdrama, but the whole thing is brilliantly executed, and Louis is one of the most lovable characters I've come across in kdrama.
    Thanks to all the crew for these happy and uplifting 16 hours !

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    Marooya Nov 19, 2016

    I did not think it's possible to love Sao In Guk more than I already do! He definitely blew me away here. His expressions are so precious that I've kept a shot of them in a folder under the name of louie-yaa xD
    Absolutely enjoyed this drama even though I am NOT a rom-com fan! It's the writer's first work I look forward for her next work :)

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    Annabeth Nov 19, 2016 - edited

    One of those rare gems of a drama that compels you to look at life in a more pure and innocent way and teaches you to cherish all the beautiful relations you have ever forged. In Guk is cuteness overload and it does not take you long to fall head over heals for him. He has honed his acting so much that you literally feel every single emotion Louis is experiencing and laugh/cry right along with him.

    Despite this being the writer's first drama, the writing had so much depth, and I love how even the seemingly insignificant details turned out to be beautifully meaningful later on. She plays with the staple kdrama tropes so well and subverts your expectations in the best possible way every time. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

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    hvnlyslayerangel Nov 18, 2016

    Very heartwarming drama. Adorable couple.

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    kpopmylife Nov 16, 2016

    The most heartwarming and beautiful drama I must say. I am amazed that the writers defies all the cliches we were thinking. I liked the previews. It was all intense.Not one moment bored me... THe osts are also one of the reason watching this drama. jane, umji, monsta X , juniel. I just love it.. Seriously i dont think another person could be louie and bokshil <3

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    bLoodYThoughtS Nov 16, 2016

    I really love this drama. So cute and heartwarming I had so much fun with it. It's a kind of drama that you don't feel too much pressure while watching. I don't know what happen maybe cause of some trolls but it should be rated 9 up.

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    fanitha Nov 16, 2016

    I enjoyed this drama very much and it was very fun to watch I laughed in many scenes, but I'm left with a feeling that I don't know how to explain, but I feel like something was missing for this drama to become awesome and a classic and I cannot pin point what it is!!

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    Taichi Nov 16, 2016 - edited

    It was cute, funny.. but last 2 ep - boooring

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      kpopmylife Nov 16, 2016

      for it is the best episodes. It is quite like filler, but this type of filler I watched 10 times.. <3

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    Mary28 Nov 15, 2016 - edited

    Can they just date in real life they were so cute and perfect for each other. I am going to miss this couple. This was such a fun story and an hilarious melodrama. You can't take it too seriously because that will take the fun out it. It's really enjoyable and if you need something to cheer you while you not completely wasting your time, you'll like it. 8


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    South Korea
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    Sep 21, 2016 to Nov 10, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Wednesday, Thursday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


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    8.4 (scored by 5,944 users)
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